Our Gift to You This Holiday: Easier-Than-Ever Ways to Shop, Save and Celebrate at Target

October 23, 2019 - Article reads in
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The holiday hustle is straight ahead, and we’ve got your game plan for conquering that to-do list with ease, saving some serious dough and soaking up special moments with those who matter most. Step one? Turn to Target. Step two? Relax. We’ve got you. From 360,000+ team members ready to help and a new loyalty program that’ll make your Target Run even more rewarding to tons of options to shop your way to the season’s very best toys and gifts, with Target, you’re in for your easiest holiday prep yet.

“Last year was our most successful holiday in more than a decade, and that momentum has continued with industry-leading results throughout 2019. Our strategy is paying off, and heading into the holidays, our investments and unmatched focus on service will make it easier for guests to shop on their terms, save and experience the joy of the season,” says Target CEO Brian Cornell. “This season, we’re making our biggest investment in holiday payroll to ensure our team members will be ready to assist our guests when they are shopping most. Coupled with the tremendous response we’re seeing to Target Circle, our suite of same-day delivery services and compelling assortment, I’m confident Target will be America’s favorite place to shop this holiday and beyond.”

Now that we have you in a festive (and stress-free) state of mind, read on for the top ways to shop, save and celebrate your way at Target this season.

At your service

Those team members we mentioned? They’ve been working behind the scenes to serve you even better at our 1,800+ Target stores across the country. As part of Target’s effort to modernize and elevate our approach to guest services, we’ve created specialized roles for our team members and invested more than half a million extra hours in training ahead of the holidays to take our service to the next level. You’ll now see team members dedicating their time—and sharing their expertise with you—in specific departments, like beauty or electronics. Target’s adding nearly $50 million more in payroll vs. last holiday, too, to make sure the right experts are always available to help you when you need it most (during popular shopping times like nights and weekends, for example). And we’re doubling the number of team members focused on fulfillment services (read: all the ways to get the stuff you love), including same-day delivery options so you can get your orders in as soon as an hour—more on that in a minute.A split image showing three Target team members working in Target stores

Our incredible team is our not-so-secret key to making your holiday prep feel seamless, easy and yes, even joyful!

Join our circle

Target Circle, that is. It’s our new, nationwide loyalty program (the fastest-growing in the country, with over 25 million guests—and counting—already enrolled), and it’s packed with perks. Earn 1% on every trip to redeem later at Target and make a difference in your local community by voting to direct Target’s giving. Plus, get extra savings and exclusive offers throughout the holiday season. Think early access to select Black Friday doorbusters, Kids Daily Deals from Nov. 1-27 and even more special deals on holiday must-haves. And the cost: Zip. Zilch. Nada—absolutely no membership fees here! Anyone can join by simply creating a Target.com account, being approved for a RedCard or sharing their phone number at checkout in any Target store.
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It’s safe to say that guests are already in love with Target Circle. During an 18-month test period, those enrolled in Target Circle saved more, shopped more often and spent 2-5% more at Target.

Shop your way—and get the goods in as soon as one hour with same-day services

For the first holiday season, we’ve scaled our incredible, comprehensive suite of delivery and pickup services across the country. That means you can get your gifts in as little as one hour. So go ahead, choose your favorite—or use them all throughout the season (can we hear a ho-ho-ho for options?).

  • Drive Up – Simply order your must-haves through the Target app, roll into the designated spot in Target’s parking lot and we’ll bring your bags right to your car door. Most orders are ready within an hour, and our super-fast team will be out to your car in less than two minutes. No wonder this is our guests’ highest-rated service! And new this year, Target’s the first and only retailer to offer this oh-so-convenient option in all 50 states.
  • Delivery with Shipt – When the weather outside is frightful (or that couch is just so cozy), you can have a Shipt Shopper do the work for you. Build a basket on Target.com—or coming soon this season, via the Target app—and your shopper will deliver everything to your door in as soon as an hour. Plus, you now have the option to pay per order, use your RedCard to get 5% off your purchases and receive Target Circle perks. This great service is available from 1,500 stores in 48 states.
  • Order Pickup – Shop Target.com or the Target app, and we’ll have everything ready and waiting at the Guest Services counter at your local store in about an hour. Swing in, grab your gear and be on your merry way. This speedy option’s available in all Target stores.
  • Free Shipping – And there’s more good news: We’re making free shipping available to all guests for the holidays, with orders arriving as early as the next day! Beginning Nov. 1 through Dec. 21, you’ll enjoy free shipping on hundreds of thousands of items—no minimum purchase or membership required.

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Whether you love browsing every glorious aisle, prefer to have your order ready and waiting when you arrive or want to have your shopping list delivered to your car door or front door fast, you’re in for a treat.

Master the art of gift-giving

We’re serving up 10,000 new and exclusive toys, thousands of gifts (most under $15), the very best finds from our owned brands and national brands, not to mention an incredible shop-in-shop collaboration with Disney, all to make you a gift-giving guru without breaking the bank.A dog and a bone wrapped in a silver ribbon against a green background

Great gifts for everyone on your list… all in one place? It’s not too good to be true—it’s the magic of Tarzhay.

 And we have plenty more festive plans in store. Follow along on A Bullseye View for Target’s latest holiday news and updates.

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